Today at CES 2015, NVIDIA has announced a brand new mobile processor for 2015 "Tegra X1". The X1 is the first mobile processor in the world capable of 1 Teraflop floating point performance, which almost puts it in the same league as desktop class GPU and current generation gaming consoles. The X1 has a new octa-core CPU cluster.
On the GPU side, NVIDIA has turned to using its latest generation Maxwell architecture, which we saw on their flagship desktop GPU this year, the GTX 980. Although not quite in the same league performance-wise, the 256 CUDA core GPU in the X1 is twice as powerful as the Kepler-based GPU on the K1. It's also capable of 1 teraflop of floating point performance. To put that into perspective, the Xbox One is capable of 1.3 teraflop while the PS4 can do 1.84 teraflop.
The X1 has a 64-bit wide LPDDR4 memory capable of peak memory bandwidth of 25.6GB/s. It is also capable of outputting 3840x2160, that's 4K @ 60fps, to an internal or external display with support for HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. X1 also has improved codec supports and can decode VP9, VP8, H.264, H.265 (10-bit) at 2160p60, along with 600 MP/s (megapixels per second) JPEG encode and decode.
Tegra X1 also supports all major graphics standards, including Unreal Engine 4, DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, CUDA, OpenGL ES 3.1 and the Android Extension Pack. Mobile devices running Tegra X1 are expected in the first half of 2015 with automobiles leveraging the DRIVE PX and CX in the second half of 2015.
We hear a lot of rumors about a 9-inch HTC-made Nexus tablet powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 coming this year to be called the "HTC Nexus 9", we even got a list of this HTC Nexus 9 Unofficial Specs. Well, It's finally official... Yes Nvidia accidentally mentioned the Nexus 9 on its legal filings documents related to it patent lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung.
Nvidia's document specifically states, "the HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1." So, based on what's known that there will without a doubt be a Nexus 9 made by HTC with Nvidia's Tegra K1, but we also know that it should be expected in the third quarter of this year. All of this essentially confirms all of the rumors we've and gives an expected time frame which hasn't been confirmed by anyone else.
None of this is official, but NVIDIA tuck the information in a legal filing like it's no big deal makes it seem more legit. We may see this beast in the upcoming weeks with some "Android L" desert inside.
We are in a world that doesn't respect Patents. Looks like a New Court-War is Coming, this time it's between Samsung and Nvidia, Nvidia has initiated patent lawsuit actions against Samsung and Qualcomm. The issue lies in the GPUs used in Samsung's product, specifically the Qualcomm Adreno, ARM Mali and Imagination PowerVR graphics architectures.
Nvidia has filed its patent infrigement complaints with both the US International Trade Commisssion (ITC) and the US District Court in Delaware. The company wants the ITC to block shipments of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets utilizing the aforementioned GPU architectures. Additionally, the GPU maker also insists the Delaware court to award it damages for the patent infringement. Since 1993, Nvidia has spent over $9 billion in research and development and states that its IP strategy is to earn a return for its investment by patent licensing. However, its negotiations with Samsung hit the rock.
With Samsung, NVIDIA''s licensing team negotiated directly with Samsung on a patent portfolio license. We had several meetings where we demonstrated how our patents apply to all of their mobile devices and to all the graphics architectures they use. We made no progress. Samsung repeatedly said that this was mostly their suppliers' problem. - Nvidia Official statement.
NVIDIA showcased the ultra high-end Titan X graphics card during a press event in San Francisco. The company's CEO boasted that the newcomer is the most advanced GPU the world has ever seen.
Titan X is built using NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture. It packs 12GB framebuffer and 8 billion transistors, which took thousands of engineer-years to build. NVIDIA Titan X will be used to deliver a new virtual reality experience at an eye-popping 90 fps. More details on the new graphics card will be available in a few weeks.
NVIDIA has announced two new graphics cards for the PC, the flagship single-GPU GTX 980 and the mid-range GTX 970. Both are based on NVIDIA's 10th generation Maxwell architecture, which succeeds Kepler.
Other than being more powerful, the two new graphics cards also introduce some new technologies from NVIDIA, including Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI), which enables real-time global illumination. This enables the light to reflect off surfaces more naturally, and the resultant illumination is more realistic and accurate.
Another new feature is Dynamic Super Resolution, which is generally known as supersampling. What this feature does is it renders the game at a higher resolution than your monitor. So if you have a 1080p monitor, the graphics card will render the game at 4K or higher and then downsample it down to fit your screen. The resultant image is cleaner and has less aliasing. This is sometimes present in games and available as SSAA or FSAA options within anti-aliasing settings but in this case, NVIDIA is doing it within its own GeForce Experience software rather than letting the game do it, assuming the game has the option.
The GTX 980 and GTX 970 will be available from various hardware partners, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. The prices start at $549 for the GTX 980 and $329 for the GTX 970.
Today, NVIDIA is rolling out update 2.1 for its Shield Tablet, which updates the Android version from 5.0 to 5.0.1 Lollipop with some Bugs fixes.
Along with the newer version of Android, the tablet also gets new effects in the Camera Awesome app, Shield Power Control Menu, OpenGL 4.5 support, localization improvements, memory optimizations, and general UI performance improvements.
According to a new report, NVIDIA is hard at work on the successor of the Shield Android tablet (a.k.a NVIDIA Shield 2). The sequel of the 8-inch gaming slate is rumored to launch bymid-March or earlier.
Unsurprisingly, the biggest highlight in the upcoming tablet will be its NVIDIA Tegra X1 chipset with Maxwell GPU. Announced during CES in January, the X1 is the first mobile processor in the world capable of 1 teraflop floating point performance.
During the Tegra X1 unveiling, NVIDIA announced that devices with the new silicon will launch in the first half of this year. As always, we will be on the lookout for more info on the upcoming device. Until then, take the above report with a grain of salt.
Android 5.0 Lollipop Final version is coming Later This Month, Google already released the SDK 5.0 along with Lollipop Final Source code few days ago and Now all manufactures is preparing to update their devices and many of them already announced that they will update some of their latest flagships with Android 5.0 / 5.0.1 / 5.0.2 Lollipop.
YouMobile Gathered all the confirmed devices that will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update in one list, We are Regularly Updating this List and Adding new devices once we got a confirmation from the manufacture that this device will get the update or already got it.
Check If your Device is Listed: (Regularly Updated)
Google Play Edition
- HTC One M8 [Updated]
- HTC One M7 [Updated]
- Samsung Galaxy S4 [Updated]
- Moto G [Updated]
- Sony Z Ultra [Updated]
- LG G Pad 8.3 [Updated]
Samsung [Check Status Page]
- Moto X [Rolling-out]
- Moto X 2014 [Rolling-out]
- Moto G [Rolling-out]
- Moto G 4G
- Moto G 2014 [Rolling-out]
- Moto E
- Droid Ultra [March,2015]
- Droid Maxx [March,2015]
- Droid Mini [March,2015]
- Xperia Z
- Xperia ZL
- Xperia ZR
- Xperia Z1
- Xperia Z1s
- Xperia Z Ultra
- Xperia Z1 Compact
- Xperia Z2
- Xperia Z2 Tablet
- Xperia Z3 [Updated]
- Xperia Z3v [Feb,2015]
- Xperia Z3 Compact [Feb,2015]
- Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact [Feb,2015]
HTC [Schedule Here]
- One M8 [Rolling-out]
- One M8 Dual-SIM [Delayed]
- One E8 [Delayed]
- One E8 Dual-SIM [Delayed]
- One M7 [Feb,2015]
- One M7 Dual-SIM [Delayed]
- One Butterfly 2
- One Desire 816
- One Desire Eye
- One Max
- One mini
- One mini 2
- SHIELD Tablet [Updated]
- OnePlus One [Updated]
- Oppo N1
- Oppo N1 mini
- Oppo Find 7
- Oppo Find 7a
- Oppo N3
- Oppo R5
Nvidia has just published a video on YouTube in which it teases the upcoming Lollipop update for Nvidia's Shield tablet. The roll-out time frame of "November" is mentioned quite a few times, so we're assuming Nvidia's engineers are pretty sure they'll be able to pull it off. The company still confirms that the update is coming this Month.
The video, which you can see in full below, also quickly skims through a couple of Nvidia-specific additions for the Shield tablet. The Dabbler app and the Shield Hub will both be updated, with the new versions landing alongside the Lollipop update.
NVIDIA has kept its promise and the Wi-Fi-only version of the SHIELD Tablet has already been updated with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Fortunately, its LTE-enabled sibling won't stay far behind in terms of software, as it is also receiving the freshest variation of the confectionery mobile platform too.
Apart from getting all the bells and whistles that Lollipop is known for, i.e. the ART runtime, Material Design, the battery-friendly Project Volta, etc. Apart from treating its LTE gaming slate to Android 5.0, NVIDIA has also added a little something something from itself the new NVIDIA Dabbler app, for example, is a powerful graphics-editing app, which comes with layer support, custom stensils, and various effects.
The update is rolling out over-the-air just reach and grab it from your gaming tablet's Settings menu. If you don't own a SHIELD Tablet, on the other hand, you can get one as a part of NVIDIA's Black Friday bundle deal.
The Next Nexus 7 ? Maybe! An upcoming 7-inch tablet listing has been spotted on the US FCC website that indicates that LG is readying a new Nvidia Tegra-powered tablet in the compact range. This could very well be the next coming of Google's Nexus 7 (2014) tablet, as the Google branding is clearly evident as well but we don't have any confirmation about this. It could be a Nexus Phablet thought!
The upcoming LG device with FCC ID A4R-NX74751 has all the makings of a proper Nexus device the LG/Google branding, Tegra chipset, and 7-inch screen diagonal. The presence of a boatload of LTE bands further sweetens the package.
Although the documentation talks of 2,480mAh battery capacity, you should note that the voltage is double that of what is found on standard smartphone/tablet batteries 7.6V vs 3.8V. This translates to the same capacity as a 4,960mAh 3.8V battery, which is about standard for a compact tablet.
We're still waiting for the HTC Nexus 8 to show itself, many rumors about it's release and features has been going around for months. Here's what we got so far. First we have a source claiming that the tablet, which has been referred to as Volantis or Flounder (Nexus 8) so far is codenamed T1, and will feature an 8 MP rear camera, alongside 1.6 MP front-facer. A little digging in the tablet's firmware has also returned the unsurprising fact that it will ship with Android L out of the box, without any HTC Sense overlay shenanigans.
Meanwhile, the Nexus 8 tablet might have already be doing the certification rounds in South Korea, as from the local FCC came this gem of an entry below, that depicts a device coded "0P8210000" to have passed certification. The back of this gear was shown about a month ago by @evleaks, marked Flounder. It carried the same letter and number sequence, and was claimed to be of the real Nexus 8.
The HTC-made Nexus tablet is expected to be a more premium device than Google's current Nexus 7 tablet, as we would expect from HTC. There should be a metal chassis wrapping an 8.9" 2560x1600 pixels display. The current leak also claims a 64-bit Tegra processor, paired with 4 GB of Elpida memory in 2x2 GB configuration will be in store, making it the first Android device taking true advantage of Android L's 64-bit backend.
A Qualcomm-made LTE modem will be in the models with cellular connectivity, and, as claimed above, an 8 MP rear camera, too. All this breathtaking goodness is unlikely to come as cheap as we've come to expect from the Nexus line, though. Google's poster slate is speculated to have a price tag north of $300, the Nexus 8 will likely be priced lower than that, perhaps in the $350 region.